[Library Media] Fun Mini-Research Ideas

Chris Haught chrish at sedck12.org
Thu Jan 26 14:43:43 MST 2017


Wow, great ideas!

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 2:07 PM, Lanell Rabner <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>
wrote:

> Hi Sherry!
>
> Here are a few of the projects I've been involved with:
>
>
>    1. The kids read Night and then researched people, places, or events
>    from the Holocaust or WWII
>       - I replicated an official Jewish ID card for each student and they
>       researched the person, or the concentration camp they were sent to, or the
>       Nazi involvement in the country they came from.
>       - The written portion of the project was an annotated bibliography
>       with the resources used.
>       - The final project was an artifact representing their research.
>    2. The kids read an non-fiction graphic novel
>       - I instructed the students in how to write a good review of a
>       graphic novel.
>       - Kids created a Book Trailer for their book.
>       - Attached the Book Trailer to the graphic novel with a QR code
>    3. The kids read a wordless picture book and then wrote their own
>    story to go along with the pictures.
>    4. Propaganda Posters
>       - I instructed the kids on the use and creation of propaganda.
>       - Students selected a current hot social issue to research.
>       - The written portion of the project was an annotated bibliography
>       of the resources used.
>       - Final project was an Infographic propaganda poster representing
>       the social issue they researched
>       5. Illuminated War Poem
>       - Students selected a poem written during the Civil War, WW I or WW
>       II.
>       - Researched the author and the events of the poem.
>       - Created a short biographical sketch of the author.
>       - Illuminated the poem with images, text, and music to convey the
>       meaning o the poem, using
>          - Adobe Spark
>          - MovieMaker
>          - Kioza
>          - iMove
>       6. Protest music as vehicle of social change
>       - I gave a presentation on the use of protest music for social
>       change during the 1960s
>       - Students selected a piece of protest music from the 1960s or
>       1970s.
>          - Researched the artist
>          - Researched the social issue being protested
>       - Written portion of the assignment was an annotated bibliography
>       of resources used.
>       - The final project was an artifact representing their research,
>       such as
>          - Music Video
>          - Painting
>          - Propaganda Poster
>          - Movie
>          - Re-purposed book
>          - Photo journal
>          - Lego wall (Pink Floyd's The Wall)
>          - Infographic
>
> Our students have had a lot of fun and success with these projects. Hope
> this is some helpful food for thought.
>
> Happy weekend!
>
> ~lanell rabner
>
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:32 PM, Sherry Paxton <
> sherry.paxton at millardk12.org> wrote:
>
>> Nancy,
>> Doing the Hangout with your class was truly one of the best educational
>> experiences of my teaching career!!  You are an amazing teacher and person
>> and the kids were amazing.  !  Are you going to UELMA?  I would love to
>> visit with you more about this experience.   Thank you for your suggestion
>> and for letting us connect!
>> Sherry
>>
>> "I'm not a teacher, but an awakener"  Robert Frost
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 7:55 AM, Sherry Paxton <
>> sherry.paxton at millardk12.org> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I am looking for a fun new research project for my high school library
>>> science classes.  Last year we did biographies and researched Marilyn Bell,
>>> the great marathon swimmer.  After the research project we watched *Heart...The
>>> Marilyn Bell Story* and then Face timed Marilyn Bell so the students
>>> could interview this amazing 80+ year-old woman.    I would love to hear
>>> some exciting new mini-research paper ideas for high school students.  Please
>>> share!
>>>
>>> Sherry Paxton
>>>
>>
>>
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